Seven fire departments, state police and local law enforcement responded to the scene of a Long Island accident in which a pickup truck broadsided a black Lincoln limousine. The accident occurred on Route 48 in Cutchogue at about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.
Women on Winery Tour
Eight women, all either 23 or 24 years-of-age, hired the limo so they could tour wineries without concerns about drinking and driving. According to reports, the limo’s driver pulled the vehicle in the median so that he could make a U-turn. A red pickup truck then struck the passenger side of the limo. A local police chief alleged that the maneuver by the limo driver was illegal.
Four Killed, Others Injured
Four of the women did not survive the wreck. The limo driver and other four passengers required transport to area hospitals for treatment. An air ambulance crew transported at least one victim to Stony Brook University Hospital. Emergency personnel took others by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center and Eastern Long Island Hospital, according to the New York Post.
Driver Allegedly Flees
A local police chief said that the driver of the pickup ran into the woods after the crash. Officers quickly apprehended the North Fork man. Officers arrested him on suspicion of DUI.Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, New York state law allows victims and survivors of victims to seek compensation when negligent conduct by others is reasonably linked to injuries and/or loss of life. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for certain medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. It is possible for survivors to pursue compensation for loss of companionship.
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